Kapalaea Fine Art
Hawaiʻi's Art Appraisal Service
Specializing in art appraisals and the sales & referrals of vintage Hawaiian paintings, etchings, drawings, and Hawaiiana.
James J. Hustace
James J. Hustace has been an art collector since 1970 and a respected art resource since 1975. He was asked to fulfill a vital role for the appraisal of fine Hawaiian artwork for insurance, donations, estate planning, purchases, and corporate & private collections. For many years (1973-2008) he was a nationally certified real property appraiser and assistant to Edward C. Hustace, MAI and CPM with major assignments of Hawaii’s airports; harbors, industrial, agricultural and ranch lands, commercial, and residential properties; highways; and condemnations.
He is a State of Hawaiʻi registered fine art appraiser and Certified Appraiser of International Fine Art Appraisers. IFAA is the most respected fine art appraisal organization. Since there was a major need for appraisal of international art, he has taken on numerous assignments beyond the art of Hawaiʻi. He has been educated in many appraisal categories such as: Cost Approach to Value, Market Approach to Value, Income Approach to Value, Capitalization Theory, Appraisal Report Writing, and several USPAP (ethics) courses. He is compliant with the National Code of Ethics. Members of the International Fine Art Appraisers are expected to establish and maintain the highest level of ethical conduct, professional standards, and methodological uses of appraisal valuation estimates based upon their knowledge and extensive "hands on" experience.
National Association of Realtors, Kona Board of Realtors (Licensed Hawaiʻi Real Estate Broker-since 1975), Institute of Real Estate Management (Certified Property Manager-Emeritus), and NAR-Appraisal Section.
Other business background
Former Vice President/General Manager/Principal Broker for a Fortune 500 company: Victoria Ward, Ltd./The Ward
Estate (20+ years)—he has been credited as the creator of Festive Kaka‘ako; sales & leasing of residential, commercial,
and industrial properties (over 3 million square feet)
Former Principal Broker for Hualālai Resort-Hualālai Villas & Homes (10+ years)
Principal Broker for James J. Hustace-Realtor--Real Estate Consulting—Retail Strategies—Buyer
Representation—Sales; Property Management in Waimea, Hawaiʻi, Waikīkī, and Mauna Kea Resort
Current Board Director & President for the Mauna Kea Resort Uplands and Kumulani Homeowner’s Associations
Former General Contractor for Victoria Ward, Ltd—Designer, Builder, and Exclusive Leasing Agent for The Ward
Warehouse, Ward Center, and Ward Village Shops
Recipient of national landscaping and design awards by the Urban Land Institute (Garden Office Building) and by the
International Council of Shopping Centers (The Ward Warehouse)
Former Certified Environmental Inspector; former representative on the West O’ahu Water Board (James Robinson
Estate); former representative to the Hawai’i Community Development Authority
Community Service – Past & Present
Long-time Director/Secretary/President of the Hawaiian Humane Society (co-founder of the annual Pet Walk and the Early Spay-Neuter Program); Co-Chair (with Senator Donna Ikeda) of the Hawai’i State Task Force for the Elimination of Animal Quarantine; Chairman-Central Union Church School; President of the Alzheimer’s Association of Hawaiʻi; Federal Grand Jury 1987-89; President of Animal Rescue Coalition of Hawaiʻi; Founder and Sustaining Co-Director the National Gordon Setter Field Trial Hall of Fame; Secretary of the Haleakala Field Trial Club; Chairman of the Hawaiian Bird Dog Championship (since 1957)
Punahou School, Honolulu, HI and Williston Academy, Easthampton, MA
B.A., University of Redlands (English and Business Administration); graduate studies in English at the University of Puget Sound and the University of Hawaiʻi
Continuing studies through The Appraisal Institute, University of Hawai‘i, and various real estate, environmental, and appraisal agencies.
On Point-A History of Field Trials in Hawaiʻi ©; Hawaiʻi—Visions on Paper ©; Painters & Etchers of Hawaiʻi—A Biographical Collection 1780-2018 © -- including: Art Deco Hawai’I. Art of the South Seas…Hawai’i Artist--International Flair…Hawaiian Abstract…Hawaiian Contemporary—More…Hawaiian Minor Artists—Not Forgotten…Hawaiian Plein Air & Palette Knife Artists…Hawaiian Still Life…Paintings of Waimea…Paintings on Velvet—South Seas…Remembering Old Hawai’i Landmarks…Society Painters of Hawai’i…The Fire of the Land—Volcanoscapes…The Flowers of Hawai’i…The Magic of Waikīkī…The People of Polynesia—Genre Paintings…The Power of the Ocean—Seascapes…The Roving Rembrandts…Views of Old Hawai’i; with special sections emphasizing the major artists of Hawai’i.
Scribe for The American Field, Chicago, IL Contributed to and featured in The Black & Tan Bombshell-the Modern-Day Gordon Setter ©, by Norm Sorby and the television series “Hawaiʻi Moving Company”. He has two “American Field” setters enshrined in the Bird Dog Hall of Fame (Grand Junction, TN).
James E. Hustace
James Edward Hustace is also a Certified Appraiser of International Fine Art Appraisers. He has been involved with art collections and appraisal since 2003. His experience with European and American collections has made him vital to the appraisal needs in Hawaiʻi. He is the web designer for Kapalaea Fine Art and has created the largest transactional database of Hawaiian art and artifacts.
Community Service – Past & Present
Lavaman Triathlon Hawaiʻi – Director, Aid Stations
Waimea Trails & Greenways – Committee Member
South Kohala Traffic Safety Committee – Chairman
Waimea Community Association – Board Member
Campaign Coordinator for Hawaiʻi State Representative David Tarnas (2016 and 2018)
Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy, Waimea, HI
B.A., Lawrence University, Appleton, WI (Environmental Studies); graduate studies in G.I.S. at the
University of Redlands, Redlands, CA
Three copyrighted works—see above (with James J. Hustace)